Andi Eigenmann took to social media to reflect on her surfing journey.
The actress, who is turning 32 this June, revealed that she has finally achieved her childhood dream of being good at surfing.
"It brings me so much joy to be able to say that I am actually living the surfing dreams of my 11 year old self," the actress wrote in an Instagram post.
Andie said that she initially thought that it was already too late for her to be good at surfing.
"Getting into it in my late 20s, I thought for a bit that maybe since having 2 more kids it's good enough for me to have been able to try, and that now is the time to stop. I can watch the kids surf instead, because it's just too late to get good at it," she relayed.
Despite her apprehensions at first, Andi said that she chose to keep surfing, which eventually led her to realizing her childhood dream.
"I kept going anyway, because it made me happy, and it made me feel ME. And now I realise that surfing (more) at 32 has been an even more meaningful experience to me. It's never really too late to learn new things or hone a skill, and even more so to achieve a childhood dream," she stated.
She went on to share how fulfilling it is to learn something new, inspiring others to do the same regardless of age.
"It's a simple thing but it's so fulfilling. Somehow I feel like learning something new at this point, brings new meaning and a whole new energy and excitement for life! I can't wait to be in my 50s (hopefully) still doing this together with papa and the kids!" she said.
It was in 2017 when Andi decided to permanently move to Siargao.
She also recently opened her own snack bar on the island which she built beside the surf shop and surf school of her partner Philmar Alipayo.
"Our snack bar is open every day except Tuesdays from 8AM to sunset. The idea for our snacks is to be offered in eco-friendly packaging, to hopefully influence our customers and other shops around to avoid the use of single-use plastic for their take-away orders. Plastic pollution is a big threat to our ocean life, so whether you live in the city, or on an island, going for reusable, or 100% biodegradable options is a great way to help out," she said in a vlog she recently uploaded.
It is the first entrepreneurial venture of Andi and Philmar.
"Both our first business ventures, although separate, we're doing it together! Symbolic of how far we've come, from constant conversations about our dreams, helping each other and taking steps to achieve them. This is one of them materialized," Andi said in an Instagram post early in May.
"Our relationship didn't go in the same order as most others', but hey there is no rule book on this, right?? Our children, whom we owe all this to, are the very reason why we made it this far. This life was and is never just always bathed in sunshine, but I am grateful things happened the way they all did because I wouldn't have it any other way. I am more than happy to be sharing this with them all," the actress added.